Tag Archive for Locavore

These Hipsters Hunt, and Keep It Local

Hey, at least their meat is local. Hunting by liberal, urban, locavores is a trend good for the environment. – Slate Magazine: Hunting is undeniably in vogue among the bearded, bicycle-riding, locavore set. The new trend might even be partly…

Cowen On World Hunger …

A good column in the NYT, from Dr. Cowen. (HT: Radley Balko) World Hunger, the Problem Left Behind – Economic View – NYTimes.com “There is no shortage of writing — often from a locavore point of view — in support…

A Few On Olympic Unis, Trade, and Buy-Local

Including some info on the recent flap over allegedly Chinese-made Olympic uniforms. This BLH piece may be the best two-pages you read today. Locavores, Droughts, and Famines (and the Market) – Bleeding Heart Libertarians: Despite our current economic woes, we…

It Depends On Your Definition Of Local

I gotta get this book. Great video. The Locavore’s Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-Mile Diet – Reason.com: “If you take the local food movement to its logical extreme…people who live beyond their local food chain are essentially parasites,” explains economic…

Could Eating/Buying Local Be Bad For The Planet?

Here’s a good look at the concept of “food miles.” It’s a good read. Some additional links to earlier posts below. Eating local hurts the planet – Salon.com: Are farmers markets bad? Two scientists argue “food miles,” the distance from…

Buy Local To Save The World?

One of the most pervasive, misguided, economic beliefs I encounter is the religion of “buy local.” And it is nearly always profoundly wrong. More annoyingly, those who scream the credo the loudest appear to be the most confident. The article…

When And Where Should I “Buy Local?”

I’ve posted about the “buy local” phenomenon several times before. Links below. [ Be sure to listen to the podcast: Dr. Boudreaux on the Economics of “Buy Local” ] Uncrate is one of my favorite Web sites for cool gear…

Invest Your Money Within 50 Miles?

As I read elsewhere a few weeks back (can’t recall where): “We’ve tried the ‘local’ movement before with respect to economies, we called it the Middle Ages.” The author in the article linked below says we should invest our money…